I've spent over twelve years working full-time on major label and indie projects alike. Putting my passion and obsession with perfection to use in everything I do, I'm happy to be one of the rare females in audio! Past clients include: Carrie Underwood, Josie Dunne, Blake Shelton, Ingrid Michaelson, Universal, Sony and Disney, among others.
I'm a Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter, musician mixer, and background vocalist. Early in my career, I earned my stripes as an audio engineer on Music Row, contributing to numerous projects, including Lori McKenna, Blake Shelton, Jewel, Vince Gill, Ingrid Michaelson, and a Grammy nominated album by Dan Tyminski, among others. As a songwriter, producer and background vocalist, my recent and upcoming releases include BANNERS (Island), Josie Dunne (Atlantic), Liz Huett (Interscope), Courage My Love (Warner Canada), and more. My work has been featured in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Nashville (ABC), Famous In Love (Freeform), Black Ink Crew Chicago (VH1), Music City (CMT), Easy (Netflix), Younger (TV Land), as well in ad campaigns for Lucifer (Fox), Snap, and Dove.
As a producer and background vocalist, my main genres are pop, alternative, indie, electronic/dance, and country. As an engineer and mixer I work in all genres and specialize in vocal production and editing. (The vocals ARE the most important part of every song!)
Every project is different, and I would love to learn more about yours and see if we could be a good creative fit for each other!
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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The joy of working with SarahEmily Parish is that I can trust her implicitly to create the perfect marriage of music production to the written song. She nails the spirit and emotion of the song musically every time! Her instincts are impeccable.
I owned and managed a recording studio in Nashville for several years and was able to work with Sarah Emily on numerous projects. Her skills as an engineer, programmer, producer and vocalist are unmatched. She has the musical talent and people skills to take her as far as she wants to go in this business.
I've had the absolute pleasure of working with Sarah Emily for many years when she was living in Nashville. I wish she was still here! She is so good at so many things. Whether it's production, engineering or singing, she was always my first call. There are a lot of people that are technically good at their jobs but when you are looking for someone to help you record or produce your music you want someone with great instincts and heart. Sarah Emily is that person.
I have never worked with someone so skilled, professional and focused on their craft. Recording with Sarah Emily is always effortless, she makes me feel so comfortable and therefore gets the best takes out of me because I’m able to relax and have fun on the mic. Her mixing, engineering, production and all around incredible talent in the studio makes me wake up excited to work with her and even more enthusiastic to hear the final product once she’s put her magic on it. She is just plain bad ass.
It's hard to find the words to describe how incredibly talented and wonderful Sarah Emily is. I have been fortunate enough to work with her on a number of projects over the years and she has blown me away with her production quality, songwriting, and singing. I have come to her many times with only a faint idea for a story to make into a song, and every time, she has turned them into top quality productions. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with many songwriters and musicians over the years, but have never found someone I liked working with as much as Sarah Emily!
I've had the pleasure of working with Sarah Emily a number of times. I don't know if I've ever worked with someone who is more creative in so many ways. Her track ideas are so original and passion driven. She's a great listener and really translates the heart of a song into the production she creates. And last but not least, she's one of the best people I know!
Interview with SarahEmily Parish
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full-song production and vocal editing
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For full-song production, I always love starting by getting to know the artist and the project as well as possible. This includes talking with them about their vision and listening to any references they provide. After I've completed the track it's normal to go through one or two rounds of tweaks to make sure the client is completely happy with everything!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A deep knowledge of songwriting, production, knowledge of music theory, and an obsession with perfection.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production and vocal production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, alternative, country and indie.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. If you want a room to look bigger, you have to remove some furniture. The same applies when producing a track. :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Inspired by rawness, but always keeps a commercial edge.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Shortly after finishing high school, I began working as an assistant engineer at one of Music Row's busiest commercial recording studios. Over the next eight years I spent every day (and many, many nights) working with the best session musicians in the world, Nashville's top artists and songwriters, and honing my skills as an engineer, vocal producer, and mixer. Several years ago I transitioned into writing and producing full-time, while continuing to work as an engineer and vocal producer for a select group of clients.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Macbook, ProTools, the Waves Complete bundle, an SM7 and a midi keyboard.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know exactly what you want and know how to describe it to the people you work with. Communication is key to everyone leaving the project thrilled with the results!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Direction, direction, direction. Getting a firm grasp on what you want and the direction you'd like the song to take is the most important piece of information I need to do a great job.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A mix of production and writing for major label and indie clients.